Richard Reed Parry: Music for Heart and Breath Image
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  • Summary: The classical-influenced debut solo release for the Arcade Fire band member features contributions from Bryce & Aaron Dessner, Kronos Quartet, Nico Muhly, and Ymusic.
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  • Record Label: DG Deutsche Grammophon
  • Genre(s): Classical, Avant-Garde, Classical Crossover, Chamber Music, Modern Composition, Minimalism
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
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  1. Sep 5, 2014
    80
    Parry's writing is shimmering, jewel-like.
  2. It's a success, the influence of the body on the music making it sound positively alive.
  3. Sep 5, 2014
    80
    The whole thing succeeds as a sort of night music, and Parry's engineering team, sending the music rock-style among several different studios, gets superb results.
  4. Sep 5, 2014
    77
    Ambitious, Parry conjures rather than creates in concrete. The fierce regimentation gives way to something watery, something that pulls things out of you.
  5. Sep 5, 2014
    75
    Parry's musical mind contains multitudes, and it's a pleasure to find the quieter of those nurtured on his off-days from superstardom. [Sep/Oct 2014, p.78]